17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Ocean Tasmania, contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

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Brisbane to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Eaglehawk Neck at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hobart

— 5 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and make a trip to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

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Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 nights
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a memorable tour with Freycinet Aqua Taxi, see All4Adventure, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

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You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Launceston

— 3 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to Low Head Penguin Tours in Low Head (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, stroll around City Park, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Prestige Tours Tasmania.

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You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 21st (Mon), see Strahan ATV Adventures, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
When in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, make a side trip to see O'Neills Creek Picnic Reserve in Gowrie Park, approximately Gowrie Park away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

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Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.